Home care in Fairfax, VA

  • 10517C Braddock Rd
  • Fairfax, VA 22032-2236

Our Nurses

Our Director of Nursing

Theresa Pritchett, RN

What Experience do you Bring to BrightStar Care?

“I have most of my years of experience in management of geriatric care in the Long Term Care and Home Health Care settings. I am a leader in case management and patient advocacy. I work safely and efficiently within a fast paced clinical setting. I have extensive experience within all aspects of Community and Home Health Care, including Medicaid, Medicare, Private Duty and Community Resource options to provide the best outcome for all patients possible.”

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Nicole Smith, LPN

"I have known since I was very young that I wanted to be a nurse. I have been working as a caregiver for family and close friends since I was in my early teens. After my son was born I knew that if I wanted to ever become a nurse, now was the time. I enrolled in an LPN program and graduated from nursing school in 2012- then I began the journey of finding a job, and that is when BrightStar found me..."


Nurse Nancy,  RN

"I was always interested in pursuing a medical career, but ended up enjoying a 20-year stint in the military. After retiring, I wanted to go into a profession that would help people in a more “hands on” manner, but also have flexibility in work hours, and nursing fit the bill perfectly."


Nicole Braxton, RN

Why did you become a nurse?

For the longest time I just knew I wanted to be in the healthcare field. I chose nursing because I have a desire to help people and care for them in their time of need. I also thrives on being challenged and I am always seeking new goals to achieve, so the new and varied challenges in nursing suit me well.


Gertrude Slaughter, RN

Why did you become a nurse?

I became a nurse because I wanted to make a difference in people’s lives.
I love the work- caring for, and working with, people.
I also love the challenge of solving problems that we encounter caring for them and the rewarding satisfaction that comes with truly helping them live better lives.


Kopila Sangroula, RN

Why did you become a nurse?

My greatest desire is to help people and I enjoy being around to assist people in their time of need.
I believe that there is as much “art" in good nursing as there is science, and I get great internal satisfaction from building my skills and making a difference.


Laura Arcos, RN

Why did you become a nurse?

While I was a teenager, I became a nursing assistant and enjoyed providing care and comfort to people while continuing on to nursing school. I completed a practical nursing program and became an LPN in 2012 and continued my studies and became an RN in 2015.